Santiago del Estero (Argentina), 1972

Analía Llugdar was born in Argentina in 1972. She began studying piano and composition at Cordoba National University and received a degree in piano performance in 1999. Llugdar moved to Canada in 1999 and continued composition studies at Laval University and then at the University of Montréal where she studied with José Evangelista and completed a Master of Music. She went on to complete her doctorate at the same institution under the supervision of Denis Gougeon. Her catalogue includes both instrumental and vocal music and she has received several awards for her work, including First Prize in the chamber music category of the CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers, the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Award and the Grand Prix of the Canada Council for the Arts. Her music has been performed in Canada and France, and at international festivals in Europe and Hong Kong.